Former Tiger Lauren Hill (center) will get a chance to play a college game Nov. 2. (Image/ Facebook)CINCINNATI, Oh. – It won’t be the final score as to why people will remember the first basketball game of the season for Mount St. Joseph University.Lawrenceburg High School graduate Lauren Hill, 19, is suffering from terminal brain cancer and she has a wish to play in a college basketball game.The NCAA is allowing that wish to become reality by granting an exception to play the game on Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. against Hiram College.Due to ticket demand the game has been moved to the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus.Tickets can be purchased beginning Wednesday, October 22 and will cost $5 each. Net proceeds will be donated to The Cure Starts Now Foundation.Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, goxavier.com or by calling (513) 745-3000.
CLEAR LAKE — A Mason City woman arrested for allegedly trashing a Clear Lake hotel room and being found with drugs has been found incompetent to stand trial.32-year-old Jennifer Lindquist was accused of breaking furniture, a window and an air unit while yelling and screaming out the window, as well as throwing articles out the window at the America’s Best Value Inn at 1306 North 25th Street in Clear Lake in the early morning hours of April 3rd.When officers arrived after responding at about 2:40 AM, Lindquist was the only person in the room, and they allegedly found a half-smoked marijuana roach on a counter near the door, as well as one gram of methamphetamine in her purse and on her person while being arrested. Lindquist was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.A competency hearing was recently held, where it was found that Lindquist was to be suffering from mental illness and has a history of borderline personality disorder. Judge Adam Sauer ruled that Lindquist was not competent to stand trial, posed a danger to the public and was committed to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center for treatment.
A documentation that is expected to highlight challenges facing female Ebola survivors and how to resolve those constraints will shortly be launched in the country by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), donor partners and several government Ministries in the country.Making the disclosure at a daylong forum in Tubmanburg, Bomi County recently, Mrs. Rosana Shaack, executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK), said her organization had already begun collating information from Ebola survivors, especially females who, she said, had gone through traumatic situations at different Ebola Treatment Units (ETU), and were experiencing stigmatization from community dwellers.“UNFPA, Swedish government, Ministries of Gender and Development, Health and other donor partners really want to document what you people are facing, after been discharged from your various ETUs and how best they can help to integrate you into the communities without experiencing stigmatization,” Madam Shaacks said.“This forum is intended for our partners to know your situations and how they can help you find a way to solve them,” she added. “You have to share your experiences and what is affecting you most, after you left your ETU centers.”The THINK executive director continued, “They want to know how you have been surviving and coping with your post-Ebola trauma as well as life in your communities.”Madam Shaack pointed out that “neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are still affected with the Ebola virus, and as such, Liberians need to practice still the preventive measures prescribed by the health authorities.She then lauded government and the Bomi County Health Team for their efforts to help contain the deadly virus in the county.According to her, she would extend the exercise to several other counties, naming Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Montserrado as initial ones.These activities, she said, which run from March 9-21 are being funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceIt’s been looking like Jennifer Lopez has finally found the man of her dreams in Alex Rodriguez. The entertainment diva and former MLB player announced over the weekend that they had become engaged by sharing Instagram photos of the very big diamond ring he had given her while on a recent tropical vacation.Maybe the fifth time, engagement-ring-wise, is going to be the charm for Lopez, who has previously been engaged …